“Moira Rose”

(acrylic, collage, wax pastels, graphite, silver leaf, &  cotton thread)

16x20x1.5″ gallery wrapped canvas

Women’s Work explores the theme of women’s traditional roles and how they choose to engage or not engage those roles. The women featured in these pieces and their stories are juxtaposed with crochet made by my maternal grandmother and my great grandmother, as well as new pieces I’ve made to further explore the line between traditional handicrafts and art. Read more about the creation of this show during a pandemic.

Read more about Moira Rose.

 

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This week has had a lot of week in it. I’m glad it’s the long weekend and I’m looking forward to some quality veg time with my fam. I foresee a lot of Mariokart in my future. 🏎 These paintings are coming along nicely. I’ve got six in progress but only 3 useable doilies. I’ll be making more of this doily because I’m building a triptych and I want each panel to have the same doily in various stages of being finished. So on to work on those!! 💖 #papercollageart #papercollage #analogcollage #artcollage #collages #collegeartistoninstagram #mixedmediapainting #visualart #southernwomanartist #artistsofalabama #createeveryday #abstractartpainting #papertreasures #littlescrapsofpaper #collagemaker #creativewomen #lifeofanartist #womensworkcollection #crochet #crochetlover #crochetaddict #yarn #yarnaddict #yarnlover #crochetgirlgang #mgcrochet

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How working on big projects goes for me: a memoir. 1. I obsess over an abstract idea 2. I spend MANY brain cycles on how I could best express my new pet abstract idea 3. I begin work and experience massive feelings of relief for finally getting to express the BIG IDEA with color and images 4. The euphoria carries me through a few weeks of work 5. I realize the process of producing enough work for a show is going to take a REALLY LONG TIME 6. I start wondering if people will get the BIG BRAIN connections I’ve made or if those aren’t actually connections at all 7. I HATE IT ALL WHY AM I DOING THIS NO ONE CARES (this stage is also usually accompanied with too many comparisons to all the miraculous art I see on Instagram) 8. I take a full day off and don’t think about the project or the deadlines at all (I have to make sure I don’t let this step turn into wallowing) 9. I spend a few more hours doing some fine tuning and detail work and realize things are maybe farther along than I thought they were 10. I repeat necessary steps until I hang the work on the gallery walls

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